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Monthly Work Party at qʷiqʷəlut (“little marsh”)
November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
Since January 2018, 350 Tacoma (with the support of EarthCorps and City of Tacoma Environmental Services) have been working to restore a tiny neglected salt marsh buried deep in the industrial Port of Tacoma, nestled between an oil terminal and a container shipping yard. We’d love your help!
If you can come, please RSVP! It allows us to determine how many tools and supplies to bring: https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/event/a0E1E000005vqqOUAQ/
Location: North side of Port of Tacoma Road between Lincoln Ave and Maxwell Way. The site is just north of the Washington United Terminal. Please park in front or along Maxwell Way. Look for the orange EarthCorps signs and the 350 Tacoma banner. It helps if you arrive on time because you should see people milling about.
Our goal is to love this little one acre open space back to health. That involves picking up garbage, pulling out invasive weeds, restoring the soil, planting native plants and trees, and creating walkways and signage. The salt marsh was initially named for a French chemical company—Rhone Poulenc—that once operated on this site, but in consultation with the Puyallup Tribal Language Program we have officially restored a native Twulshootseed place name: qʷiqʷəlut (“little marsh”).
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. Site stewards will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new. This is a great way to meet other 350 Tacoma volunteers and get involved. Bring friends or come alone, but join us!